2002 was first time Georgia used electronic machines.
- Chambliss beat Cleland even though late polls showed him up 2-5 points and won by 7.
- Sonny won over Barnes when Barnes polls showed him up 9-11 points.
- Little known Brian Kemp beat Doug Haines for SoS, an incumbent in seat OWNED by Dems for over 40 years.
Patch was made last minute….
This is the original sin and the reason why GOP is terrified to open Pandora’s Box.
(June 2018) In 2002, Georgia became the first state to deploy paperless unauditable touchscreen direct record electronic (“DRE”) voting machines statewide. Although the state is in the process of replacing those machines, officials have selected controversial new touchscreen voting machines — Ballot Marking Devices (“BMDs”) intended for use by all voters — as a primary voting system rather than unhackable hand marked paper ballots. Experts warn that, unlike hand marked paper ballots, the new machines cannot provide the basis for meaningful manual audits.
Numerous security lapses have also tainted recent elections in the state, providing the impetus for a pending federal lawsuit that seeks to move the state to hand marked paper ballots as a primary voting system, with BMDs deployed only for those voters who are unable to hand mark their ballots and who choose to use them despite the extra security risk.
The article below discusses the Georgia 6th District special election of 2017, which led to this historic litigation, as well as the corruption that has plagued Georgia’s elections from 2002 through the present…
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